It’s hard to start your day off positively when your first steps cause intense stabbing pain in both your feet. Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that’s responsible for many people starting their days off on the ‘wrong foot’. It’s one of the most common causes of heel pain and if it’s not handled properly (or soon enough) can become chronic and extremely debilitating. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of ligamentous tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot (connecting the heel bone to the toes). This occurs when tension and stress overwhelm the tissue and create small tears in the fascia. There are many known causes including repeated stretching, impacts from exercise and footwear that lack proper support, however in many cases, the cause is unclear.
Plantar fasciitis commonly causes sharp, stabbing pain in the middle of the foot or near the heel. This condition is most nagging first thing in the morning, but also from prolonged standing and getting up after sitting. If this condition goes untreated for too long, the microtears and inflammation can build up so there is pain all the time, leaving some patients nearly crippled. Traditional medical treatment of anti-inflammatories, steroids and therapy often struggle to get complete results with chronic cases, however most plantar fasciitis patients respond to conservative therapies.
At Solutions, we have an excellent track record for treating plantar fasciitis. We use the latest in regenerative medicine treatments combined with specific targeted rehab and see terrific results. The regenerative medicine allograft products we recommend work very well for both reducing the inflammation but also helps the body heal the micro-tears in the fascia. We also recommend custom orthotics to support the ligament in its strongest position; this helps the fascia heal in the right places and prevents the micro-tears from coming back. If you have foot pain, heel pain or have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, CLICK HERE to make and appointment to see if we can help!